The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 21 teams.
Twelve teams have multiple Florida players on their respective rosters including Miami (four); Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, N.Y. Jets and Pittsburgh (two each).
Below are full game statistics for all 23 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the 14th week of the regular season.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
» Pouncey sprung Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas on a 55-yard run late in the fourth quarter that resulted in Miami’s game-winning touchdown.
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | three receptions for 74 yards [team-high] (targets: 9, long: 44), two-point conversion
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | three tackles (two solo), fumble recovery
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Started | two solo tackles
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | four tackles (three solo)
» Wright returned after missing last week with an injured hamstring.
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | four tackles (three solo)
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | two solo tackles, pass defense
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | four tackles (three solo)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Target; three kick returns for 82 yards (long: 34)
RB CHRIS RAINEY, Indianapolis Colts: Target; four kick returns for 86 yards (long: 27); punt return for no gain; fumble (not lost)
» In just his second game of the year, Rainey severely injured his ankle and was subsequently played on season-ending injured reserve on Monday.
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts*: Played as a reserve
» Nixon was signed off Indianapolis’s practice squad during the week, activated for the first time and saw the field in his first career NFL game.
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Tackle
» Played after being inactive for consecutive weeks due to a violation of team rules.
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Solo tackle
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Played as a reserve
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: 2/3 on field goals (long: 30, miss: 54); 4/4 on extra points
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Two tackles (one solo for loss), two QB hits
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Four tackles (one solo)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Started | two tackles (one solo)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Two targets
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Started | four receptions for 32 yards (targets: 4, long: 11)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | four solo tackles (one for loss), QB hit, sack
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | four solo tackles, pass defense, fumble recovery
BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (11)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Injured – shoulder
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New York Jets: Inactive
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Injured – concussion
PRACTICE SQUAD (1)
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, OG Cooper Carlisle, P Chas Henry, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow, DE Justin Trattou
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*